Ride like a pro – Michal Kwiatkowski

What it takes to be­come a world-beat­ing all-rounder and Froome’s right-hand man

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The former world champ who guided Chris Froome to his fourth Tour win.

Any­one who watched TV cov­er­age of this year’s Tour de France can’t help but have no­ticed the phe­nom­e­nal per­for­mance by Pol­ish rider Michal Kwiatkowski in sup­port of Chris Froome. Lead­ing the pelo­ton as it charged up the high moun­tains, Kwiatkowski proved him­self tire­less in his ef­forts as a su­per-do­mes­tique. And yet he is a rider who is quite ca­pa­ble of win­ning races in his own right, as demon­strated by an in­cred­i­ble list of race vic­to­ries, which in­cludes tak­ing the UCI Road World Cham­pi­onship ti­tle at the age of 24, and win­ning his first Mon­u­ment at this year’s Mi­lan-san­remo. With this year’s World Cham­pi­onships tak­ing place on a hilly course in Ber­gen, Nor­way, the pow­er­ful all-rounder, who also ex­cels in time tri­als, is tipped by many to take the cov­eted rain­bow-striped jer­sey for the sec­ond time in an al­ready il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer.

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